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General Terms and Conditions

2022-03-30 10:07 AM

General Terms and Conditions (GTC) for the use of the Online Platform “” is a service offered by
Carbexx GmbH
ICO InnovationsCentrum
Albert-Einstein-Str. 1
49076 Osnabrück
Tel: +49 541 963 287 00 
Mail: [email protected]

The platform (Carbon Project Exchange), herein after referred to as “” is owned and operated by the company Carbexx GmbH, hereinafter referred to as “Carbexx”, incorporated in Germany.

By using or accessing, a subdomain of the website, any mobile application for the website or any other website operated by us on which these Terms and Conditions are posted via a link or otherwise (each referred to herein as a “Site”), you acknowledge and agree that you are subject to the following Terms and Conditions, as well as our Privacy Policy, which also governs your use of, and is incorporated by reference (These Terms and Conditions with the Privacy Policy shall be referred to as the “Terms“).

Section 1: General and Scope of Service

  1. Carbexx operates databases for nature based solutions (reforestation, afforestation, REDD+ and other nature projects) accessible via the Internet in which, via the so-called Public Domain, legal entities and natural persons capable to enter into legal transactions without limitations (hereinafter referred to as "Project Developers") may advertise nature projects (hereinafter called "Projects"), and in which said entities and persons can search for Projects by means of the search function provided by The offering party will hereinafter be called “Project Developer” and the searching party is hereinafter called “Investor”. Both parties will hereinafter be referred to as “Users”. These General Terms and Conditions ("GTC") govern the service of for the web presence and local and mobile applications and services (hereinafter referred to as “ Service”). Certain functionalities and additional services may not be available through all Services or require creation of a user account.
  2. Service is generally open to Users acting as private or business.
  3. The present General Terms and Conditions (GTC) apply to all Users of the Platform and apply to the relationship between Carbexx and the Users using the databases operated by Carbexx like (marketplace for reforestation, afforestation, REDD+ and other nature projects). Any terms and conditions of a User contradicting the present GTC or deviating from them shall not be valid.
  4. Carbexx merely provides the technical requirements, in the form of databases, by which information is conveyed. In particular, Carbexx is not itself the party offering the presented Projects or information.
  5. Carbexx is not involved in the relationship between the Project Developer and the Investor, neither in the capacity of an intermediary nor as a party or representative of any party.
  6. Agreements that were initiated as a consequence of a project being placed on shall be concluded and implemented without Carbexx participating.
  7. Carbexx publishes and promotes the Service and Projects placed by the Users on its own and through third parties, in particular by including the Projects or parts thereof on other websites, in software applications ("Apps"), emails or print media campaigns for the purpose of advertising and increasing the reach of the Service. To this end Carbexx can also provide third parties access to the data, information and content posted on the Service. The user herewith consents to having his Project information translated for the purpose of integrating them into foreign websites, Apps or similar services.
  8. As part of the Service, Carbexx has access to various information about users, including personal data. In particular, this includes information which users enter and transmit to as part of the Service (such as contact information and information on the Projects) as well as information which is generated during the provision and processing of the Service (such as ratings, analysis, communication). Users receive information via the Service which is necessary for the provision of the Service. Carbexx will only pass on the Project information, including the information on Users contained therein, and other information from the databases to third parties or provide third parties with access to this information if this is necessary for the provision of the Service (such as to increase the reach in case of advertising the Service and the publication of the Project information via third parties or if Carbexx is legally or contractually entitled to do so. Upon termination of the user agreement, the data provided by the respective User or generated by his or her use of the Service will be deleted from his or her user account. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Carbexx will retain this information even after termination of the agreement if Carbexx is legally obliged or has a legitimate interest to do so. Aggregated data generated by users will generally continue to be stored even after termination of the agreement. Carbexx provides information on the processing of personal data by, including the transmission of such data to third parties, and the rights of the user as a data subject in the Privacy Policy Notice.
  9. The Users are entitled to use the Service and its functions only within the scope of the current state of technology.
  10. Carbexx reserves the right to temporarily restrict the possibilities of placing and retrieving Projects if this is required due to capacity limits, for purposes of server safety or integrity or in order to implement technical measures and if this serves to provide for a due and proper, or improved, performance of the platform (maintenance work).
  11. In particular technical reasons may mean that it is not possible, or possible only to a limited extent, to retrieve projects or other information (unexpected system failures).
  12. At the top of the search results, projects are displayed that best match the search query.

Section 2: User accounts

  1. The use of the Service requires a registration. The registration is free. With the registration a User and Carbexx conclude a user agreement regarding the use of the Service (hereinafter referred to as "user agreement”).
  2. Only legal entities and natural persons capable to enter into legal transactions without limitations may register. In particular, minors are prohibited from registering.
  3. The information a User has to provide during registration has to be provided completely and correctly. The User is required to correctly disclose his status as a Project Developer or Investor. The registration is completed by entering a valid email address and choosing a personal password. The personal password is to be kept secret and may not be disclosed to third parties.
  4. In case the information provided during registration changes at a later date, the User is obligated to update this information in his user account promptly.
  5. The User is obligated to verify the information provided at the time of registration and after every change.
  6. Every User may only register once on the Service. The simultaneous registration of more than one user account is prohibited. A circumvention of this regulation is not allowed. A user account is not transferable.
  7. Carbexx reserves the right to delete user accounts (see underneath).

Section 3: Deletion of Projects and Users, Blocking and other Measures

  1. Carbexx may take the following measures at any time and for any reason, without notice.
    • Delete Projects or other contents placed with
    • Issue warnings to Users
    • Limit or restrict the use of the Service
    • Block Users for a limited period of time
    • Suspend Users permanently
    • Termination of the User agreement
    • Deletion of the User account
  2. Carbexx may permanently suspend a User from using the Service at any time and for any reason, without notice, if the latter has repeatedly violated the present General Terms and Conditions, or has done so in particularly grave instances, or if another important cause is given.
  3. When a User is permanently suspended, he may no longer use the Service and may not register a new user account.
  4. Users may terminate the user agreement at any time. For this purpose, a User can delete his user account at any time.

Section 4: Changes or Amendments to the GTC

  1. Carbexx reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time. All changes are effective immediately upon posting on the Users should review these terms regularly for changes. Your continued use of the Services after any such changes constitutes your binding acceptance of the updated Terms.

Section 5: Requirements as to the Contents and Layout of Projects

  1. Project Developers shall be under obligation of placing a Project only in the section provided for that type of project (Afforestation, Reforestation, Nature Conservation, Wetland / Peatland, Agroforestry, Mangroves, Others). Only those Projects are permitted which serve to jointly implement Projects in the field of nature restoration and conservation.
  2. The Users are under the obligation of providing complete and correct information with regards to the Projects.
  3. It is not permitted to concurrently present the same Project in multiple instances in any of the categories. This shall also apply if the same Project is to be placed in the database at the same time by different Users working together.
  4. The Projects may be illustrated with photographs and other media. The User undertakes to place only such photographs in the databases which it is authorized to use without restrictions, and which are not encumbered with third-party rights - in particular not with intellectual property rights of third parties. The photographs used may not be misleading and must reflect the actual conditions of the Project being presented. If the User uses pictures from other sources, such use must be separately indicated.
  5. In its wording, content, visual layout and intended purposes, the registered Project information may not violate statutory provisions or public decency. Persons engaged in business must in particular comply with the regulations of the Copyright Act and the Trademark Act, the German Telecommunications Services Act (Telemediengesetz) (obligation to provide the publisher's information), and of unfair competition law.

Section 6: Responsibility for the Contents of Projects

  1. Solely the Project Developers shall be responsible for the contents of the Project information. Carbexx shall review the Project information neither for correctness nor completeness. Carbexx will not enter into any warranty for the correctness and completeness of Project information.
  2. Carbexx excludes any and all warranty and liability for the compliance of Project Information with statutory provisions.

Section 7: Database Updates, Project Search, Deletion of Projects, Backup Copies

  1. Each User is responsible for archiving information publicly available through the Service and stored by which he needs for the purposes of keeping proof, accounting or other purposes, on storage media independent from

Section 8: Manipulation of Project Search, Scraping and Disruption of System Integrity

  1. Users may search for Projects in the Service exclusively by means of the search masks offered by It is not permissible to search for Projects bypassing the search masks, in particular by using searchware not authorised by Carbexx that accesses the databases of The contents of the Service may neither in whole nor in part be extracted or reused , integrated into another website, hyperlinked and/or connected in another way. The use of data mining, robots, grabbing, scraping and/or similar data collection and extraction programs and technologies is prohibited, especially regarding the contents on Non-compliance will be prosecuted, among other aspects, under civil law under the aspect of interference with an established and operating business ("Eingriff in den eingerichteten und ausgeübten Gewerbebetrieb"), and can have consequences under criminal law under the aspect of illegal interference with affiliated industrial property rights as provided for in Section 108 et seq. of the Urhebergesetz (Copyright Law).
  2. Activities targeted at impairing the Service are prohibited. The user may not take any measures that may result in a strain on the infrastructure that is excessive or that users cannot reasonably be expected to tolerate. Users shall not be permitted to block, rewrite or modify contents generated by, or in any other way to create a disturbance by interfering with the Service.

Section 9: Indemnification

  1. The Users shall release Carbexx from any and all claims asserted by third parties against Carbexx because their rights are being violated by the Users offer or by any other use of the Service by the Users. In so doing, the Users shall also assume the necessary costs incurred by defending the rights of Carbexx, including any and all legal and court fees. This shall not apply if and to the extent the User is not responsible for the violation of rights.

Section 10: Limitation of Liability

  1. In no event will Carbexx, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, consultants, agents and/or employees (collectively “Carbexx”), or any third-party provider of a service or tool offered on any site of a member of Carbexx (each a “third-party provider”), be liable for any lost profits or any indirect, consequential, special, incidental, or punitive damages arising out of, based on, or resulting from (a), (b) these terms, (c) any breach of these terms by you or a third party, (d) the use of, tools or services we provide, or any third party provider provides, related to the business we operate on, by you or any third party (e) any user-contributed content, (f) interaction between and any third party site, including without limitation a social media site, facilitated by a tool or service on and/or (g) any actual or attempted communication or transaction, including without limitation, any payment transaction (even if we or any third party provider receives a fee in connection therewith) between Users, in each case, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. These limitations and exclusions apply without regard to whether the damages arise from (1) breach of contract, (2) breach of warranty, (3) strict liability, (4) tort, (5) negligence, or (6) any other cause of action, to the maximum extent such exclusion and limitations are not prohibited by applicable law.
  2. If you are dissatisfied with, you do not agree with any part of the terms, or have any other dispute or claim with or against Carbexx, any third party provider or any user of with respect to these terms or, then your sole and exclusive remedy against Carbexx is to discontinue using

Section 11: Disclaimers

  1., including all content, software, functions, materials and information made available on or accessed through, is provided “as is.“ to the fullest extent permissible by law, Carbexx makes no representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever for the content on or the materials, information and functions made accessible by the software used on or accessed through, for any products or services or hypertext links to third parties or for any breach of security associated with the transmission of sensitive information through or any linked site, even if Carbexx becomes aware of any such breaches. Further, Carbexx expressly disclaims any express or implied warranties, including, without limitation, non-infringement, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or accuracy. Carbexx does not warrant that the functions contained on or any materials or content contained therein will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or other harmful components. You acknowledge and agree that any transmission to and from this site is not confidential and your communications or user-contributed content may be read or intercepted by others. You further acknowledge and agree that by submitting communications or user-contributed content to Carbexx and by posting information on, no confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied or other relationship is created between you and Carbexx other than pursuant to these terms.
  2. You acknowledge and agree that you will not hold or seek to hold Carbexx or any third party provider responsible for the content provided by any User, including, without limitation, any translation thereof, and you further acknowledge and agree that Carbexx is not a party to any transaction between Users of Carbexx has no control over and does not guarantee the safety of any transaction or the truth or accuracy of any listing or other content provided on

Section 12: Release, Indemnification

  1. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other Users of (including, without limitation, any dispute between Users regarding any transaction or user-contributed content) or any third party provider or any third party website that may be linked to or from or otherwise interact with, including without limitation any social media site, you hereby agree to release, remise and forever discharge each member of Carbexx, each of their respective agents, directors, officers, employees, and all other related persons or entities from any and all manner of rights, claims, complaints, demands, causes of action, proceedings, liabilities, obligations, legal fees, costs, and disbursements of any nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown, which now or hereafter arise from, relate to, or are connected with such dispute and/or your use of
  2. You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold each member of Carbexx (collectively, the “indemnified parties“) harmless from and against any and all liability and costs incurred by the indemnified parties in connection with any claim arising out of your use of or otherwise relating to the business we conduct on (including, without limitation, any potential or actual communication, transaction or dispute between you and any other user or third party), any content posted by you or on your behalf or posted by other users of your account to, any use of any tool or service provided by a third party provider, any use of a tool or service offered by Carbexx that interacts with a third party website, including withtout limitation any social media site or any breach by you of these terms or the representations, warranties and covenants made by you herein, including without limitation, attorneys' fees and costs. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim.
  3. Carbexx reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without our written consent.

Section 13: Copyright and Usage Rights

  1. Any and all data, information, company logos, texts, programs and images of Project Information placed on the Services and other content (e.g., assessments and responses within the framework of the assessment system) may be subject to copyright laws. Furthermore, the other images that can be accessed via the Service are also subject to copyright. The modification, further processing and usage by third parties in media of any kind is not permitted. The respective creator's and the user's rights shall remain unaffected hereby.

Section 14: Final Provisions

  1. The user agreement, including these General Terms and Conditions for using shall, in its application and interpretation, be subject exclusively to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods of April 11th, 1998 shall be excluded.
  2. Should the User be a merchant, legal entity or special funds under public law, Osnabrück shall be the exclusive place of jurisdiction for any and all disputes arising from or in connection with the user agreement including these GTC. The same shall apply if the user has transferred its residence abroad following the conclusion of the agreement, or does not have any general place of jurisdiction in Germany.
  3. Should individual provisions of these GTC be or become void or invalid in whole or in part, the effectiveness of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. In place of void or invalid provisions of these GTC, statutory law is applicable. If such statutory law is not available in the respective case (loophole) or would lead to an unacceptable result, the parties shall enter into negotiations to find an effective provision that comes as close as possible to the economic purpose of the void or invalid provision.

Osnabrück, Germany: April 2024